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The day the ‘beat’ Ferlinghetti stepped on the Café Gijón | Culture

In 1991, the poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti, creator of the legendary independent City Lights bookstore and publisher in San Francisco, visited the Prado Museum and wrote a poem inspired by the Goya statue on one of its doors. “He came in scribbling on his papers … then, when he left, after a couple of hours marveling, […]

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Beat Generation Poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti Dies | Culture

Lawrence Ferlinghetti, in 1998, in San Francisco.REUTERS American poet and publisher Lawrence Ferlinghetti, member of the Generation beat, died this Tuesday at the age of 101 at his home in San Francisco due to a lung disease, his son Lorenzo has informed The Washington Post. Ferlinghetti founded the famous City Lights bookstore and publishing house, […]

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